Bioscience

UA economics professor to study rural hospital program

November 17, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: UA News] – Gautam Gowisankaran, an associate professor of economics and an Eller College Fellow at the University of Arizona, and three co-investigators have been awarded a $500,000 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant that aims to shed light on the impact of the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program, or Flex, on hospital care for rural residents.
 
Congress established Flex in 1997 in response to growing concern about rural Americans’ access to health care. Now Congress is revisiting the program.

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